Operation Dynamo

2 days / 1 night

Overview

2 days / 1 night

The “Operation Dynamo” Tour to Dunkirk tells the incredible story of the Battle of Dunkirk and Operation DYNAMO in May-June 1940, the largest evacuation effort in military history: 338 000 Allied soldiers were evacuated on a flotilla of more than 800 ships. A local guide will join your coach and take your group to the key historical places around Operation Dynamo and the shooting of the Hollywood blockbuster “Dunkirk”. After exploring the “East Mole” and the evacuation beaches, the Dunkirk War Museum is located in Bastion 32, the headquarters for the French and Allied forces during the Battle of Dunkirk and Operation Dynamo.

This trip back in time pays tribute to all the allied soldiers involved in the operation and who created 'The Dunkirk Spirit', a symbol of hope and resistance.

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Curriculum focus

  • War and British Society
  • Britain, Europe and the Wider World: 1901-Present Day
  • Britain at War
  • The Impact and Experience of war in Britain
  • The Changing Nature of Warfare
  • Warfare Through Time

What's included in the trip?

  • Executive coach travel
  • Return ferry crossing via Dover / Calais
  • Accommodation on a Half Board basis
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Vamoos Travel App
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:8 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Travel to Dunkirk. A local guide will join your coach and take your group to the key historical places around Operation Dynamo and the shooting of the Hollywood blockbuster “Dunkirk”. Visit the Dunkirk War Museum Evening meal and activities at hotel.

  • Day 2

    Breakfast at hotel. Board coach and visit the Battery Todt and Atlantic Wall Museum to examine Nazi military development during the war and the threat to Britain. Board coach and return to school.

Accommodation

Enhance your trip

  • Once a huge underground bunker designed by the Nazis to launch V2 rockets and now a museum for History and Science.
  • A bunker with both V1 and V2 rockets here your pupils will see an authentic launch pad with V1 ready to take off.